It might look like the Otago Regional Council had "gone to
sleep" in the past four years over the flood risk on the
lower Silver Stream but it was the Dunedin City Council that
needed to front up and deal with related planning issues in
the area, ORC chairman Stephen Cairns said yesterday.
Concerns about the health risks of more than 20 cats and
their faeces in a small densely-occupied South Dunedin
neighbourhood have led the Dunedin City Council to serve a
cleansing order on the woman who feeds them.
The Otago Conservation Board will take its concerns about
freedom camper pollution to a national tourism body but has
not ruled out continuing to advocate for a nationally
consistent response to the problem.